Online Retailers Face Cardboard Shortage

According to the German E-Commerce and Mail Order Association (bevh), online retailers are currently suffering from significantly rising costs for cardboard packaging. Bottlenecks could arise if the energy crisis intensifies in winter.

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Trend Radar 2021: The Results

“Environmentally friendly packaging”: The guiding theme of FACHPACK 2021 has its finger on the pulse. This is also shown by the Trend Radar 2021. The topic of sustainability runs through numerous trends that packaging experts consider particularly attractive and relevant with a view to the coming years.

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Online Customers Prefer Cardboard

Shipping packaging made of corrugated board is the favorite among consumers, while reusable offers in e-commerce will remain a niche in the medium term. This is the conclusion reached by IFH Cologne in a recent study commissioned by the Association of the Corrugated Board Industry (VDW).

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38 Winners of the German Packaging Award 2020

This time, solutions in the area of sustainability were among the main focuses of the entries in the competition organized by the German Packaging Institute. For the first time, however, ideas relating to digitization were also honored in a separate competition category.

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Beverage Can: Popular But Misunderstood

The latest figures from the Beverage Can Forum show that Germans are increasingly turning to cans again. Meanwhile, a survey by Civey shows that there are still prejudices among consumers regarding the recyclability of cans. These also affect packaging in general.

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Signals with Depth Effect

Small “nudges”, such as the placement of the “Nutri-Score” on packaging, influence buying behaviour: This is suggested by research results from the Leuphana University of Lüneburg and the Nordakademie.

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Removing Cartoons from Unhealthy Foods

Many food manufacturers advertise with cartoons, especially on snack and candy packaging, to directly address children as a target group. The BEUC – European Consumer Organisation recommends governments should take action against this. Lidl UK is already one step ahead.

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